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Family portraits and a winter picnic at the Eiffel tower

We set up our first winter picnic for a family visiting the city from San Diego this past week. It rained on the day so we decided to have the picnic at one of the sheltered bench a few steps away from the Eiffel tower. This way they could enjoy our gourmet picnic “winter style” with hot coffee & tea and vegetable soup to start with. Our family had a family photo session with Olivier in the morning, they then headed to the champ de Mars for their lunch before visiting the Eiffel tower in the afternoon.

They had purchased Eiffel tower tickets online so that they easily passed the ticket office and the eternal queue of tourist, to reach the elevator which took them all the way to the third floor. It is an incredible experience to climb the tower all the way up  and enjoy the incredible view over the city from up there. I was 8 year old when my parents took us there for the first time and i still vividly remember the experience; mainly my dad being sea sick! i remember this gigantesque view, the conquered tower, the grand adventure, running down the steps ahead of our parents, resting on each floor to the ground level again!

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Photographer : Olivier Lalin

Connect to his instagram @weddinglight or his website to view some delightful Parisian style photo session.

If you are in need of a creative photographer while visiting the city, either for family portraits, an engagement session, a secret proposal, or simply creative visuals for your social media, get in touch with Olivier ; he simply ROCKS!

A few more words regarding our winter picnic now ready to order! If you are intending to visit the Eiffel tower, it is a great way to have lunch just before or after your visit. We would set up your picnic for you with balloons and blankets so that you do not have to worry about the logistic ( picking up or returning the wicker baskets ). The picnic location would be on the champ de Mars and  easily accessible from the tower. We could alternatively set up our picnics at the Luxembourg gardens if weather allows. We would point you to the set up with geo localization and whatsapp in the morning of! We do love ( from time to time ) those new technology which made your life easier! Our winter picnic comes with a bottle of wine ( champagne optional ). It is served with  tea and / or coffee, a hot vegetable soup, a market quiche, cheeses and selection of cured meat, fresh market salad and a dessert. ( fruits or chocolate cake ).

Our gourmet picnic can be coupled with a lifestyle photo session with Olivier either prior or after your lunch. A gourmet picnic with “Love Picnic Paris” coupled with a photo session is the ultimate surprise for a secret proposal in the city with your loved one. If you are flying over with your girl friend and are interested in our gourmet picnic / Photo session package during the winter months, reach out to us via email, we would be delighted to organise the day for you!

The price of our winter picnic is € 290 serving two, all inclusive, this is including the surprise set up. We are looking forward to many happy clients in the months to come.

Stay tune for more picnic surprises in our instagram as well; @lovepicnicparis




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Angelina + Sam A gourmet picnic and a photo session in Paris

Angelina + Sam had a lovely gourmet picnic and a photo session with “Love Picnic Paris” this morning. Here are a few of the lovely photos that Olivier took for them at the Trocadero today. We set up our “Amelie Poulain” for them at the gardens of the Trocadero overlooking the Eiffel tower with a bottle of red wine, a market salad, hand picked cheeses & charcuterie at our local artisans on the rue Montorgueil. A carrot + coriander cold soup, ome made chocolate + apple + banana cake as well as some easter eggs for the occasion. It rained a bit in the morning (we had a plan B) just in case, but the weather cleared up to let us enjoy a beautiful day.

Happy Easter to everyone, we hope to meet in you Paris soon for one of our lovely picnic!


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Chocolate Cake Picnic Paris


Recipe: My Grand’Ma chocolate & Banana & Coconut.

Cake 250g Dark desert chocolate
250g salted butter
200g sugar
70g flower

2 bananas / 300g coconut powder
4 egg

– Preheat the oven 180°C (Th.6-7)
– Gently melt the chocolate “au bain marie” then let it cool..
– Mix butter in ambiant temperature with the sugar for 4mn. Then mix the eggs one after the other mixing vigorously in between each eggs.
– Add the chocolate and flower. Mix up delicately.
– The final composure should have a mousse texture!
– 30mn in the oven

Now once ready quite important WAIT until the next morning until you enjoy your “gateau au chocolat”.

Patience is king!